Update: 1 hurt in hit-run crash at 8th/Roxbury

1:37 PM: More Monday road woes – just got a text about a crash at 8th and Roxbury, and the 911 log shows a 2-unit dispatch. (added) It’s on the westbound side, and Seattle Police have called for extra reinforcement to manage traffic, so avoid the area if you can. We’re en route for a look.

1:52 PM UPDATE: Per the scanner, the crash is actually a hit-and-run, and they’re looking for a driver described as female, in her 30s, 5-foot-5, blue shirt, blue pants. Our crew just arrived and is trying to find out more about that, but also reports that westbound traffic is being diverted onto 7th SW. At least one person is hurt; an ambulance is on scene.

2:13 PM UPDATE: Added a photo. Police tell us that the car in the foreground, with the least damage, is the one whose driver left the scene; the one behind it, with more damage, is the one whose driver was taken to the hospital.

10 Replies to "Update: 1 hurt in hit-run crash at 8th/Roxbury"

  • HunterG April 30, 2012 (2:16 pm)

    Please add photo. Not showing up.

  • Alki April 30, 2012 (2:27 pm)

    Where’s the photo?

  • Mel April 30, 2012 (2:31 pm)

    With a description like that, we might as well round up 10% of the women in West Seattle.

    • WSB April 30, 2012 (2:33 pm)

      Fixed the code, thanks.
      Meantime … sorry, sometimes descriptions are partial, but we forward whatever information we can get – TR

  • Casey April 30, 2012 (2:49 pm)

    Did I read that correctly? The driver of the car in front was the hit and run suspect, did they reverse into the person behind them?

    • WSB April 30, 2012 (3:06 pm)

      Casey – don’t know all the specifics but at some point the driver was in the car, then got out. Perhaps they pulled forward? Moved the car? That part, I don’t know. This is all the information our crew at the scene could get.

  • Lachlan April 30, 2012 (2:56 pm)

    That intersection seems cursed. I hope the find the driver and that the other driver is ok.

  • steph in wseattle April 30, 2012 (3:31 pm)

    is it clear yet?

    • WSB April 30, 2012 (3:57 pm)

      Steph – I don’t know for sure. My field crew had to go off to something else but I will swing that way when I head out here in a few minutes and if NOT clear will leave a comment!

  • george April 30, 2012 (10:35 pm)

    I am confused too. Looks like the car in the back rear-ended the other car in the front or else they put the car in reverse and bashed the car behind. Weird…maybe the woman has a warrant and took off. No need to reply back Tracy and WSB, just commenting on how odd.

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